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Fort Rotterdam

Ujung Pandang Street, Makassar, Indonesia
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90 minutes are more than sufficient

Fort Rotterdam is a Dutch koloniaal remainder. As you are in Makassar, go and visit it, but do not... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Paul C
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Kontich, Belgium
Great Museum

The complex was okay. The museum is alright too. Only it was not comfort, as I sweated all the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Riderofhteclouds
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Melbourne, Australia
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Ujung Pandang Street, Makassar, Indonesia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fort Rotterdam is a Dutch koloniaal remainder. As you are in Makassar, go and visit it, but do not spend too much time there. Not much to see, and the museum is very ancient. Don't be fooled by the guard who speaks Nederlands. He does...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The complex was okay. The museum is alright too. Only it was not comfort, as I sweated all the time. The airconditioning inside the museum was not cold at all. It is a pity, as the content of the museum could be more enjoyable if...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location of this prop near beach area..I suggest you come here at the afternoon, not too hot...great light for take picture...you can feel the ambience of good old fort when you walk around the area. If you know about prince Diponegoro, you can feel...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Fort is a legacy from the Dutch colonial era, rich with history. Free entrance, you only need to put in your name in the guest list. There is toilet available, with acceptable cleanliness. Outside in the parking lot, there are some hawkers that sells...More

Thank Grant S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice fort with a nice slice of Dutch history. The fort is very well maintained and is full of local tourists (who are very willing to take pictures with you if you are a foreigner).

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stop in at the guard booth, they'll ask for a donation, but be aware that the museum also requires a ticket. The museum has some very nice artifacts. Part of it is well presented and explained in English although poorly lit, part isn't especially good,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were several aspiring English learners who gave us a tour and some helpful info about South Sulawesi. It was really enjoyable talking to some locals. Also, it's near some really delicious food.

Thank NMauro51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Fort Rotterdam but it was not something interesting or in a beautiful location. Some buildings are used for cultural purposes.

Thank Aikaterini2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Impressed with the structure of course. Still strong and still having the touch of the colonizations. However, the museum has nothing much to be seen. practically not spending much time here but worth a piece or two pictures here.

Thank Are-Narz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The area of Fort Rotterdam is quite big, but only 2 buildings (museum) that we can actually visit (enter). In 1 of them, not too much to see, but in the other museum, some items are quite good. It was heavily raining at that time,...More

Thank fr4nc1sc4
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Debbie M
23 March 2015|
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Response from Ian S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Debbie the fort is in the central area, near the sea/boardwalk. Its not far from the ships from memory, in any case getting around Makassar is very easy by taxi or the minivan buses which run fixed routes around town. I... More
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